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Feb 18, 2013 8:30am EST
that was not hostile too much of the rest of the world as it was under the taliban and the al qaeda. if you think about it nato, uh, was organized and created to protect the nato treaty area, well afghanistan is a long way from the nato treaty area. >> all 28 nato member states and 22 allies contributed to the mission now in its second decade. >> in afghanistan 40,000 troops today still are provided, uh, by our allies and partners so that the united states can achieve its objectives in a way that it doesn't have to do by itself, it can do with others, and that's what nato provides. >> i think we have succeeded in what we laid out as a goal right from the outset. the reasons why we are in afghanistan is that we want to prevent the country from once again becoming a safe haven for terrorists who could use that safe haven as a launching pad for terrorist attacks against unites states or europe. and since the international operation in afghanistan started we have clearly seen that afghanistan is not a safe haven for terrorists. >> at the moment i'm fairly confident that we will have reasonable security con
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
and the pakistani taliban. the largest extremist group in the country. the pakistani estimate that 40,000 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the country in the past decade alone. pakistan is gearing up for the general elections scheduled to take place in may. there is strong opposition from the public who demand stronger measures against terrorism. nhk world, islamabad. >> we have another story from pakistan. >>> a deadly attack hit the city of peshawar in northwestern pakistan on monday. the target the office of the top political official for the khyber tribal area, a major sanctuary in the country for militants. two explosions of gunfire were heard where tribal officials and members of political parties were gathered for talks. at least five people killed and seven injured. pakistani officials suspect that the attackers were wearing police uniforms at the time. there was no immediate claim of responsibility following the incident. >>> the united states and six asian countries are participating in an annual joint defense exercise hosted by thailand. it is the largest such exercise
Feb 18, 2013 1:00am EST
't out in the service but what suicide bombers and the taliban are doing with the extreme understanding of the suny they also target the shia. that is appalling and a complete breakdown no government can allow that but it happens. iran has a strong shi'ah power with interests in the region. that balance has to be careful if you have an understanding it can ease the tension. >> host: molly is emerging as a battleground. >> guest: read the book it has the same paradigm just like these tribesmen, they have been marginalized resources stolen, retreated as other great citizens on their own traditional way and. there comes a point* they say even if it is enough to be killed and raped and tortured. they react it is not very civilized or educated part of the world. the only act is the primary goal to kill people with their response and then the cycle begins again. so if you can help resolve that the philippines have taken an initiative to reach out to the tribal groups they simply negotiated autonomy, preserve culture? find. we have no objection but that simple initiative, then human act and th
Feb 18, 2013 4:30pm EST
by people that said they would be executed for smoking a cigarette. that's where the taliban were not hard to overthrow in 2001 because the people of afghanistan turned against this code the taliban were trying to impose and this is in iraq and afghanistan hardly the most cosmopolitan countries in the world. today i suspect you see much the same thing happened where they tried to impose a very brutal quote and i suspect it's not proving very popular. however, the reason these groups can have the appeal is because there's not a good alternative, and the problem that we face for example in afghanistan is that brutal and unpopular as they are the government has often been worse because the government hasn't delivered any kind of justice. what the government delivers is a decision that goes to the highest bid so as bad as the taliban maybe they are less corrupt and you won't get a more or less honest judgment out of them that will then be enforced to the barbaric severity. that's not the ideal people want but it may be better than the alternative and so i think the challenge we face in the cou
Feb 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
and supporter of the taliban, they want them to either join them in islam or leave. province ingest pakistan, rich natural resources, yet there remain poor. there have been many such romans over the last 60 years. the most recent started in 2006 after an influential leader was killed by the army. hundreds of activists have gone missing since then. some believe the security forces want to disappear, something the government denies. after last month's bombing, they've demanded more security and refused to bury them in protest. there responded by firing the regional government promising that a clearly has not happened. they said the government is unable or unwilling to stop the violence. al-jazeera. minister of the interior told al-jazeera they will do their duty to protect the community. >> we will find them, whoever they are. according to our intelligence, what ever is coming in is coming from southern punjab and iran. we have started exercising control. all possible measures will be taken. some kind of a group from abroad is sponsoring them. we do not have that capability and someone is aidi
Feb 18, 2013 5:30am PST
was being held. it is thought the attacks could be in retaliation for anti- taliban talks being held inside the compound at the time. in bangladesh, a protester has been shot dead during demonstrations against government files of opposition party leaders. a general strike is also being held today following a decision to change a controversial war crimes law. under the new legislation, a prominent opposition leader convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison could be executed. now more. strike.have heeded the but this is a country divided. others are out defying the strike in support of harsher sentences for those they see as war criminals. >> the last two weeks they are struggling day and night. taking a stance against war criminals. >> parliament has amended a lawsuit the state cannot appeal any war crimes verdict it feels is inadequate and out of touch with public opinion. that opinion is largely in favor of executing the top official. he's been committed the murder, rape, and tortured during the 1971 war of independence. the court handed him a life sentence, but many feel he
Feb 18, 2013 12:30am EST
are more and more effective in powering afghan communities to defend against taliban intimidation and violence. plans are being developed to increase the authorized size of the alp program from 30,000 to 45,000. the next centcom cmander will also play an important role in shaping our enduring partnership with afghanistan after 2014. the partnership that i fully support. ike m. concerned however by the plants to reduce the afghan national security forces by a third starting in 2015. 352,000 to 230,000 by 2017. i believe that any future reductions in the size of the afghan forces should be based on security conditions in afghanistan at that time and this afghan security forces make and providing for their country security, we should reassure them that we will continue to support these efforts by deciding that as we withdraw our forces that the won't get drawdo and afghan forces. progress in afghanistan remains fragile and significant challenges to afghanistan's long-term stability remain. among the greatest threat to its stability are the safe havens for afghan insurgents across the
Feb 18, 2013 11:00am EST
no group is claiming responsibility. it is suspected the pakistani taliban is behind this attack. meantime, republicans are warning president obama not to move forward with his own immigration reform plan. they are furious the white house is drafting legislation even if lawmakers try to hammer out proposals of their own. nbc's tracie potts has more from capitol hill. >> i'm happy with the with president. he's given us the space. i'm optimistic we can get something done. >> reporter: other lawmakers here are warning president obama to back off after someone leaked a white house proposal that would immediately protect 11 million illegal immigrants and allow them to become citizens within eight years. it does not guarantee what republicans want -- border security first. >> that tells us he's looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution. >> this is the president torpedoing his plan. it shows me he's really not serious. >> reporter: the white house says its proposal is a backup plan for the group of eight democrats and republicans working behind the scenes on a compromise. >>
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
in afghanistan by the taliban. we went shopping. ladies that the cosmetics counter in the department store came up and said thank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was the first time i thought, hey, they heard me. i knew what ladybird had set of course. host: laura bush in tehran words on the use of first lady -- in her own words. we have all the first ladies in their own words. you can go to the website and see what many people have said about the role of the first lady. that is all on our website, c- \firstladies. this is one from martha washington. host: "steady as a clock, busy as a bee." host: jordan, democratic caller. caller: i love all the first lady's and have loved all the first ladies in all my years. are anothert lady's voice piece for any and every issue that we should be talking about in our country and around the world. they promote any type of legislation or any of the issues that we need to be talking about. they get to use that in one of the most public personas through the media. there is no way any of the presidents of the united states would h
Feb 18, 2013 2:00am EST
. a larger force, afghan force would help to hedge against any future taliban mischief and we expect y could reasonably expect that an enemy that's been that determined, that agile, will very soon after retranslation try to test the afghan security forces. further, that provides the process is to mature a bit, so i think because of that, it seems to me the larger force is a benefit. >> generalrodriguez, this has to do in extremis force that is desirable another contingency response force is would be useful to put the african commander and a position to contingencies such as we saw it in benghazi. if you've not been asked that question, tell us what they would look for ways to find greater capability to provide forces beyond what they currently are and where in the case of the benghazi matter. >> yes, senator senator i would end if confirmed, that will be one of the top priorities i have and will report to the committee and dave made significant improvements that we have to continue to do that. >> thank you, both. i want to thank senator king. it's very much appreciated. >> thank you, sir. [i
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